2009-07-09 / About Town

Gallery to offer slide presentation at IYRS gala tonight

The Onne van der Wal Photography Gallery will collaborate with the International Yacht Restoration School in Newport during the opening night of its Summer Gala entitled, “An Evening Under the Stars.”

Van der Wal will give his first local slide show of the summer featuring recent work from his travels to the turquoise waters of the Exumas, grand prix racing near and far, mega yacht racing from St. Barth’s and, of course, the beautiful classic yachts of Newport and beyond.

The Onne van der Wal Gallery will also unveil its newest, and never before seen “The Private Collection.” This new collection features nine similar images sharing a common theme, such as the “Sail Series” which is focused on details of sails.

The photos in the series are printed, numbered and framed individually – but are sold as one piece creating a very striking and unified presence on any wall.

The event begins at 6 p.m. tonight, Thursday, July 9, with champagne and hors d’oeuvres in the exhibit space on the second floor of the newly restored Aquidneck Mill Building, a recent addition to the IYRS campus located on Newport’s lower Thames Street.

Access to the slide show, gallery opening and reception are $25 per person with ticket sales going directly to benefit the Yacht Restoration School.

Call the gallery 849-5556 or visit www.iyrs.org for more information.

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